Quite the Feet: Journalist’s 320-Mile Stroll from D.C. to New York Passes Through Valley Forge

Neil KIng walking through Chester County
Image via the Daily Local News.
Neil King.

On his way to rediscovering America one step at a time, Neil King, the former Wall Street Journal global economics editor, stopped in Valley Forge, writes Lisa Scheid for the Daily Local News.

King started his journey on March 29. He is walking between Washington, D.C., and New York City, covering hundreds of miles on foot to discover the legacy of the nation’s founding communities.

“I guess I wanted to get out,” said King. “I wanted to understand the country in between. To see the changes in the seasons up close. To see the changes in the terrain up close.”

During his walk, he spends a lot of time listening and observing. Once the journey is over, he plans to write a book about it.

Several weeks ago, Neil King had reached Chester County. He walked through St. Peter’s Village to Yellow Springs and Warwick Furnace Farm in Glenmoore. There, he learned what Franklin stoves are, as well as what exactly a keystone is. He also grabbed lunch at Hallman’s General Store in Chester Springs before continuing on toward Philadelphia.

Read more about journalist Neil King’s journey in the Daily Local News.